Tentenublo, Rioja 2018Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura, Malvasia, and Jaén (Mencia)
Tentenublo is the name given to the ringing of bells aimed at fighting off hailstorms in some Rioja villages. Working organically, using native yeast fermentation, and limited sulphur, winemaker Roberto applies Rioja’s long established custom of barrel aging working mainly with French oak to craft wines of substance and character. The property of Tentenublo, despite its small size, is described as a collection of several distinct microclimates. The vines are spread throughout 22 parcels in the foothills of the Cantabria mountains. The estate is planted mainly to the classic red and white Rioja varieties including Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura. Each site is influenced to some extent by the Ebro River, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
This is the eponymously named bottle representing Roberto Olivan’s flagship bottle. The wine is a nod to the traditional blending of Tempranillo among other red and white varieties.